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Violet Orr oral history

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Violet Orr oral history


Published 1976


Description: Sound recording of Lucille Kendall's 1976 interviews with Violet Orr, including a brief interview with Violet's husband Paul Orr. The interviews document Violet Orr's childhood and marriage; her trip with Paul Orr to the Soviet Union in the 1920s; her activities as a Communist Party organizer in the 1930s and '40s in California, including her involvement in the San Francisco laundry workers' union and work for the radical newspaper, the People's World; and the Orrs' experiences during the post-war Red Scare.

Collection Guide: Finding aid to the Violet Orr oral history
Manuscript Call Number: MS 3516
Cassette Call Number: CT 30.1-30.15

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Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).


Source 15 Tapes of 15: 1/8" audiocassette
Run time 11:17:02
Language English
Contact Information California Historical Society 678 Mission Street San Francisco, California 94105 Phone: 415-357-1848 Email: reference@calhist.org

Notes

Part of the Women in California Collection.

Interviewer: Kendall, Lucille

Interviewee: Orr, Violet; Orr, Paul

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